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Signals of Opportunity as a Covert Alternative Fix Source for Submarines While…

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2014 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Physical Devices LLC
28 Surrey Lane Durham, NC 27707-5170
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Signals of Opportunity as a Covert Alternative Fix Source for Submarines While Submerged
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-14-M-0120
Award Amount: $149,999.00


We propose a Phase I analysis of Signals of Opportunity (SOO), including Magnetic Velocity and Position (MVP) sensing, breakthrough passive geo-referenced navigation technology. MVP leverages classical electromagnetics to determine velocity and position with GPS-level accuracy at any depth or distance from shore. In addition to the SOO analysis, Phase I effort will conduct 3D electromagnetic modelling of MVP to predict precision for various configurations. During the option period, we will generate a design specification and development plan for an MVP-based sensing system (MSS) which will be included in the Phase I report along with the analysis of SOO, their relative advantages and disadvantages, and a set of assessment metrics for MSS evaluation during Phase II development and testing.

Principal Investigator:

Vrinda Haridasan
Sr. RF Engineer
(919) 414-9374

Business Contact:

Rick Vosburgh
(919) 414-9374
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Devices Inc.
28 Surrey Lane Durham, NC 27707-

EIN/Tax ID: 271424847
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No